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Horn, Bone, Ivory of Uttar Pradesh

Bone, Horn, Shell, Ivory

Horn, Bone, Ivory of Uttar Pradesh

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Lucknow has been a prominent center for ivory carving. From creating court objects for the Nawabs of Awadh to carrying out the craft on furniture as initiated by the British, ivory carving has been a significant part of the craft repertoire. Due to the worldwide ban on ivory, the the craftsmen has since been carving on camel and buffalo bone and horns. Products like openwork boxes, lamps, scissors, paper knives, pen stands, buttons, earrings, necklaces, rings, pendants and ambari elephant are crafted by the artisans. Sarai Taran is a well-known centre for horn work cutlery handles, and engraved furniture. Tools such as saw/ari, file/chaursi ret, half round file, che inchi tipehal to sharpen files, drill/barma, divider/prakaar, sandpaper are used during the carving process.

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